Wilderness Survival Trips

Rule of Five trips and trainings offer a unique opportunity for the women and men who live life with an adventurous mindset, a desire to learn skills and develop confidence in the wild.

1-Day: Explore a variety of the Rule of Five basic wilderness survival skills. Gain skills and knowledge.

3-Day: A Rule of Five staple. For 72-hours explore the foundational skills that our ancestors developed, mastered, and relied on to live in the wild. Gain confidence in the wild and experience what the wilderness truly has to offer.

5-Day: Immerse yourself in outdoor living, learning ancient lifestyle skills that have been past down for centuries. In addition, learning the Core Concepts rounds this trip perfectly. This is only available for custom trip requests.

Rule of Five Women

It was asked for and we delivered. Ro5 Women-specific trip offered once a year. This is a unique opportunity for those with an adventurous spirit and a drive for exploration.

Ro5 Women’s 3-Day: This extraordinary journey is designed for women who want to experience something out of the norm. Learn the foundational skills of Rule of Five: Shelter, Fire, Edge, Vessel and Cordage and experience confidence in the wild.


I want to encourage others to learn more about Rule of Five Wilderness Company.  If you enjoy the outdoors and want to learn about both basic survival skills as well as the skills and traditions of our ancestors, Rule of Five is for you.  I have stay at their training center and found it to be a safe and blissful place to learn.  The first night I was there we enjoyed comradery around the camp fire and later while in my tent, I listened to two different groups of coyotes howling to each other.  In the morning, I woke up to elk bugling nearby.  

As a practicing Paramedic for 30 years, and being involved in Search & Rescue for 20 years, I was pleasantly surprised to meet Matt and learn about the connection of basic survival skills with a direct connection to how our ancestors lived and thrived.  Matt and Heather have become personal friends, and I highly encourage others to sign up for training and experiences offered by Rule of Five.
Kevin Henson
NREMT-Paramedic, Bound Tree Medical

Truly, Matt is a gifted teacher and a credit to his profession of outdoor experiential education.
Barbara K. Rector

Due to Matt’s lengthy field experience--with me and with other outdoor programs--his passion for the subject matter, and his knowledge of Southwestern terrain, I would highly recommend primitive living skills courses taught by him.
Cody Lundin
Founder, Aboriginal Living Skills School

 Matt’s backcountry and primitive skills are world class. You’ll not find many who have walked the walk like Matt Brummett. He is a man of high values who knows who he is and shines that upon others through teaching.
Daniel von Bargen
Regional Director for Youth and Community Programs at The Student Conservation Association

I am a survival instructor myself, I learned an incredible amount of information in the class.
Stephen Orr


Featured on 1st Look on NBC

Rule of Five wilderness skill training was featured on the NBC series 1st Look in an episode titled, "Land of Sand."

Our Team

  • Matt Brummett, Rule of Five co-owner
  • Heather Robertson, Rule of Five co-owners
  • David Gilligan, Rule of Five Senior Instructor

Our team members have diverse backgrounds and travel experiences that allow us to offer Rule of Five participants real world experiences and connections that they won’t find anywhere else.



Rule of Five Amenities

From initial booking and front office interactions, to the introductory dinner and field trainings, Rule of Five participants experience the highest-quality of service and amenities.